2016 has been an incredible year full of surprises and unexpected events. You’ve made it through and now it’s time to celebrate in anticipation of the coming year! What will 2017 hold for you?


Capital Cellars has a lot to celebrate with you in anticipation of what 2017 will bring. You are invited to our Big Fat Italian NYE Celebration on December 31.

We will be celebrating by holding a complimentary Italian dinner from 7-8pm.

And what goes well with an Italian Dinner? Wine, of course! We’ll be featuring some of our wines at $5 a glass.

Come to our Pre-NYE bash from 7-8PM at Capital Cellars!

RSVP

About Our Featured Artists: Allen and Nancy Dawson

by Jonathan Gaby on December 27, 2016

We all know that Capital Cellars is a great place to enjoy a bottle of wine, cheese plate, a light lunch, or a beer with friends and colleagues. It’s what makes us one of the fixture businesses in Downtown Frankfort!  Capital Cellars is also a great place to see and enjoy artwork from local artists who are great painters, photographers, or other medium. If you’ve been in our dining room, you’ve probably noticed that our artwork changes on a monthly(ish) basis.

In the month of December we are featuring the landscape photography of Allen and Nancy Dawson.

About the Photographers:

Allen Dawson is a retired physician and has always had a great interest and love for photography and lives in Midway, Kentucky. He was quick to switch to digital photography and loves to capture landscapes, natural arches, bridges, as well as waterfalls. He also loves to capture the essence of people in portraits. Dr. Dawson is an award winning member of the Creative Camera Club of Lexington and the Central Kentucky Photography Group of Frankfort. He continues his medical work as a consultant for Disability Determination Services.

Nancy Dawson loves to see and photograph the beauty of God’s creation. She prefers natural landscapes with arches, waterfalls, and other phenomena.  Nancy also loves the beauty of travel scenes and everyday life. She is also a member of the Creative Camera Club of Lexington and has won several awards in club competition as well as a member of the Central Kentucky Photography Group of Frankfort.

Both Allen and Nancy live on their farm near Midway in Woodford County.

About the Collection

Allen and Nancy Dawson have placed photographs from their Palouse Collection. The Palouse is a region in eastern Washington State and extends into the Idaho panhandle. It’s a fertile agricultural area that produces mainly wheat (which we love in our bourbons) and legumes (which are great in our food items from time to time!). The gently rolling hills are smooth, treeless, and aren’t fenced in at all.

When you view the photos in our dining room, note that most of the pictures in the collection were taken in June of 2016 either at or near sunrise or sunset at Steptoe Butte.

You can find out more about Allen and Nancy’s work by:

Wine Tasting for December 16th, 2016

by Jonathan Gaby on December 16, 2016

 

Tonight we will host Jordan from Vanguard who will help us taste some great wines from his distributor!

  • Au Bon Climate
  • White Disruption
  • Zuazo Crianza
  • Il Folo Prosecco

We hope to have you here in our shop from 4-7 today for our tasting!

Oh, and if you need some last minute gifts, ask any of our staff about creating a gift basket with a bottle of wine, merchandise, or bottle of bourbon!

Wine Tasting for December 15th, 2016

by Jonathan Gaby on December 15, 2016

Well, the month of December is halfway through as we are at the 15th of this month. Pretty soon, we’ll be heading to the new year and gosh, into Valentine’s Day!

We have some unique wines selected for you this evening!

  • Ramon Bilbao Albarino
  • Radio Boca Tempranillo
  • Finca San Martin Crianza
  • Autor Red Blend

We hope to have you here in our shop from 4-7 today for our tasting!

Oh, and if you need some last minute gifts, ask any of our staff about creating a gift basket with a bottle of wine, merchandise, or bottle of bourbon!

2016 Pappy Van Winkle Drawing

by Jonathan Gaby on December 6, 2016

We are proud to announce that we have received our allotment of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon!

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You know what this means! It means that we will be starting our Annual Pappy Van Winkle Drawing!

We have received enough bourbon to hold six drawings.

RULES

  1. The Pappy Van Winkle Drawing will occur promptly at 7pm on the day of.
  2. Tickets to enter the drawing will be given out from 6pm-7pm.
  3. You must be present to win the drawing.
  4. Winners of the Pappy Drawing are ineligible for future drawings of Pappy for the duration of the drawing series.
  5. Pappy winners are still eligible for door prizes and other drawings.

ITEMS UP FOR THE DRAWING:

Capital Cellars will draw for the opportunity to purchase:

  • Old Rip Van Winkle 10 Year
  • Pappy Van Winkle Special Reserve 12 Year

We will also draw for the opportunity to purchase other bottles as we can and we will have door prizes and other special goodies too!

DATES OF OUR DRAWINGS:

  • Tuesday Dec 6th 

  • Tuesday Dec 13th – special pop-up drawing!
  • Thursday Dec 22

  • Wed Jan 4

  • Wed Jan 11

  • Wed Jan 18

  • Wed Feb 1

It’s Getting Chilly, How About Some Wine?

by Jonathan Gaby on December 1, 2016

November is now gone and we are in the final month of the year. Pretty soon, we’ll be waving good bye to 2016 and welcoming 2017.

But before we wish away the last of 2016, we are set to celebrate and continue serving you, our loyal customers. This weekend we have some great wines to taste, and a good cause to celebrate.

First the wines!

Tonight we’ll be featuring wines that are guaranteed to be a hit at your holiday party or gathering to celebrate the season! These wines are affordable and will make any host or hostess’s party even more enjoyable!

Protea 2014 Chenin Blanc $14.99 South Africa

The Protea Chenin Blanc is pale lemon in appearance. It shows aromas of fresh, crisp fruit. On the palate, you’ll find hints of pear, citrus and honeysuckle. The wine was created in a lighter, more accessible style for earlier enjoyment.

Mulderbosch 2015 Rose $14.99 South Africa

Vinified from Cabernet Sauvignon, this rose is vibrant and ripe with layered aromas of strawberry, red cherry, and raspberry with a hint of rose petal. The palate is similarly fruit-forward with flavors of strawberry, pomegranate, and passion fruit. Enjoy with Thai food, crab cakes, fruit-glazed pork chops, and fresh fruit.

Gascon 2014 Malbec $13.99 Mendoza Argentina

A full bodied wine with a deep violet color, showcasing flavors and aromas of blackberry, blueberry, plum, dark cherry, and a hint of mocha. The wine is elegant and rich in texture, with soft and round tannins and a long velvety finish.

R Collection 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon $13.99 California

R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon opens with striking aromas of bright red fruits and cloves complimented with subtle notes of blueberry and white pepper. Flavors of rhubarb, plum, and raspberry are highlighted with a touch of vanilla and cocoa on the finish. Beautifully balanced, the 2013 R Collection Cabernet Sauvignon displays well-integrated tannins and pairs perfectly with pork tenderloin or filet mignon.

Now the Celebration!

Saturday December 3rd, 2016 the Frankfort Jaycees Christmas Parade will be held. This is a longstanding tradition that many of Frankfort’s residents have enjoyed over the years.  A group of  Capital Cellars’s customers will be doing a chili cook off to raising funds for the Salvation Army. This group of customers gather together every Christmas to support a worthy cause.

For just $2, payable by cash only (sorry no credit or debit cards accepted) you can taste up to 10 different types of chili. Plus, we’ll have a special menu that evening of chili enhancing and complimenting dishes!

On Saturday November 19th, 2016 Capital Cellars hosted Four Roses Master Distiller Brent Elliott for a bourbon tasting, bottle signing, and drawing for two bottles.

We’d love to show you pictures from the event!

Capital Cellars Celebrates Our Tenth Anniversary in Business

by Jonathan Gaby on November 16, 2016

Ten years ago Rachael and Danny Peake had an idea to start a one of a kind business in Frankfort. She wanted to bring the very best of Wines, Bourbons, and Beer to Frankfort and do it in a unique way. She and Danny chose an old building in the heart of Downtown Frankfort and went to work restoring, renovating, and fitting it out for Frankfort’s first ever Wine and Bourbon shop that combines retail sales, a bar, and even a small kitchen where soups, salads, sandwiches, and signature entrees are prepared.

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We can’t believe it’s been ten years since starting our business. We’ve had ups, we’ve had downs, but we are so fortunate to be part of the community and part of our customer’s lives.

We will celebrate our ten years in business the only way we know how. We celebrate! This is going to be an awesome time and a way for us to say “Thank You” for these ten years!

We plan on having:

  • Free Dinner at 6:oopm
  • Live Music 7:00-8:30pm
  • Winter Beer and Wine Tasting from 5:00-7:00pm

When is this taking place? We will have all this on November 20th, 2016! Mark your calendars, update your facebooks, or whatever you do to not miss these events.

Capital Cellars and ArtWalk: A Perfect Pairing

by Jonathan Gaby on November 16, 2016

Capital Cellars is teaming up with Downtown Frankfort, Inc. and other retailers to showcase the work of local artists in another installment of the Downtown Frankfort Artwalk Series!  Sponsored in part by Kentucky Employees Credit Union, the downtown ArtWalk features amazing original art from local and regional artists and artisans. Over 25 venues participate and mediums include painting, watercolor, woodwork, pottery, fiber arts, calligraphy, photography, glasswork, metalwork, and more.

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On Friday, November 18th, 2016 we will host Paula Murphy! Paula is not only a favored employee at Capital Cellars, but she is also an accomplished artist in her own right. She celebrates the distinctive details of the architecture and landscapes of Kentucky, Frankfort’s historic buildings and churches and also include some of her early work and European drawings. Many drawings are sketched in pen and ink and rendered with Windsor and Newton Watercolors.  She always enjoys working in pen and ink, but now extend her skills to chalkboard art.

In addition to hosting Paula Murphy, we will also have a special tasting of Michter’s Bourbon from 4pm to 7pm.

You’ll be glad to see her at Friday’s Artwalk! We invite you to check us out at our shop at 227 W Broadway in Frankfort. And please feel free to check out other artists downtown. Visit Downtown Frankfort‘s site for more information.

Capital Cellars Celebrates Candlelight Tour, 2016

by Jonathan Gaby on November 9, 2016

Candlelight Tour is one of our favorite times of the year.  The annual Candlelight Tradition is the start to Frankfort’s holiday season and a beloved tradition for all generations.  From carriage rides to hot chocolate, from visits with Santa to a cocktail stroll, this four day festival, named one of the Kentucky Travel Industry Association’s “Top Ten Fall 2012 Events & Festivals,” offers something for young and old.  Make plans to join us for this time-honored tradition, visit us, and illuminate your holiday season with Candlelight!

Schedule of Events

Thursday Night, November 10th 

Candlelight Kickoff Night –

  • Visit Santa, the R.J. Corman “Polar Express” Train Experience ( Boarding pass required, Sold Out!) and enjoy a  popcorn bar at CCU, 5:00- 8:00 p.m. (417 High Street)
  • KSU Marching Band, 5:00 pm down Broadway
  • Horse Carriage Rides, sponsored by The State Journal and Franklin County Farm Bureau, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Leaving from Ann Street.
  • Candlelight Stage performances, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
  • Candlelight Welcome & Tree-Lighting, 7p.m.
  • Trolley, sponsored by Citizens Commerce National Bank, available to shuttle you throughout downtown. See the trolley stop map HERE

 

American Red Cross: Open House with free refreshments and public restrooms (including handicapped accessible) 5:00-8:00 pm.

B’s Bakery: Offering Holiday Donuts and Treats as well as Paninis for dinner. 5:00-8:00 pm.

Broadway Clay: Throw Your Own (TYO) $5, 5:00-8:00 pm. Paint your own ornament, $5 anytime. Clearance sale all weekend.

The Candlelight Stage: In front of the Old State Capitol Building

  • 6:00 pm WHHS Band
  • 6:30 pm Frankfort Christian Academy
  • 7:00 pm Tree Lighting and Welcome
  • 7:30 pm 100th Army Bandy Brass Quartet

Canoe Kentucky: Offering free s’mores. Everything in the shop will be discounted and open registration for 2017 Summer Camp Series. Gids Grow KY setup outside.

Capital Cellars: Complimentary wine tasting and food sampling. Applewood smoked pork loin with homemade bourbon glaze and smoked baby beefsteak caprese from 5:00-8:00 pm. $8 and $5 dinner specials, open until 11:00 pm.

Capital City Community Band: 7:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church.

Capital City Museum: Frankfort has a very unique place in history as being the town where the bait casting fish-ing reel was perfected and first produced. It was a Frankfort industry for over 100 years. The Capital City Museum is opening an exhibition of a selection of these jewels from a variety of local makers, both from private collections and their own. www.capitalcitymuseum.com

Capital Gallery: Featuring original fine art by Kentucky artists. Estate works by James Robert Foose, Greg Seigel, Wallace Kelly, Vito Girone will be exhibited along with new work by Diane Tesler, Jude Clark, Bill Macintire and Ellen Glasgow, plus ceramics from Laura Ross and small weavings by Dobree Adams. Capital Gallery also has a full range of Larkspur Press books and broadsides. Capital Gallery is proud to be one of the original founders of Candlelight.

Church of the Ascension: CHILI SUPPER, 4:00-8:00 pm. Eat, rest and warm up in the parish hall. This popular annual fundraiser for the Ascension’s Men’s Club offers hearty chili to please everyone – hot or mild, meaty or vegetarian – along with hot dogs, drinks and homemade desserts.

Commonwealth Credit Union: Open House with Santa, 5:00-8:00 pm Popcorn Bar and  the RJ Corman Polar Express Train Experience (Boarding pass required, Sold Out! ) Roger Barkley Jr. providing sounds of the season.

Completely Kentucky: Featuring Kentucky Proud food tastings, special artist exhibits, gift certificate drawings, kids activities and donation drawings during the cocktail stroll. Something for everyone and gift wrap is always free! www.completelykentucky.com

Family Tree Consignment: Enjoy a bowl of chili, hors d’oeuvres, apple cider, hot cocoa and dessert. Shop and enjoy the wide selection of Christmas decor. Enter to win a wooden farmhouse Christmas sign. Stop by for great shopping and good company. 10:00 am – 8:00 pm.

First Federal Savings Bank: Open House. Handing out their famous calendars for 2017 and serving hot chocolate and cookies.

First Presbyterian Church: Offering baked goods and a meal as a fundraiser for local charities, 5:00-8:00 pm. While enjoying the food, participants will enjoy various vocal, dance and instrumental entertainment. Weekday Community Preschool Open House, 5:00-7:00 pm

  • 5:00 pm Vessels of Virtuosity
  • 5:30 pm Grace Notes of Graefenburg
  • 6:00 pm Frankfort School of Ballet
  • 6:30 pm Tates Creek Trio
  • 7:00 pm Kentucky River Strings
  • 7:30 pm Frankfort Children Singers

Sponsored by the Women’s Association.

First United Methodist Church: Capital City Community Band, 7:00 pm.

Franklin County Women & Family Shelter: 314 St. Clair St, 5:00-9:00 pm.  Art Exhibit and Fundraiser. Raising awareness for 2016 National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, featuring photography by Kristen Branham, KSU Studio Art Senior.

Gibby’s: Serving baked spaghetti, meatballs & cheese with garlic bread and tossed salad for $10.49. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Franklin County Humane Society will be giving away hot chocolate and chances to win gift cards. 10% of all Gibby’s gift cards sold throughout Candlelight weekend will be donated to the Franklin County Humane Society.

The Grand Theatre: The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, 7:30 pm

Johnson Bearse, LLP: Visit the historic Morehead House, built in 1810. Open house from 5:00-8:00 pm. Serving hot cider, coffee and cookies.

Kentucky Harvest House: Pictures with Frosty at 329 St. Clair. 5:00-9:00 pm.

Kentucky Knows: Serving fresh roasted, barrel aged coffee. Offering Kentucky Bourbon, Caramel Barrel aged, Bourbon Ball barrel aged, Pumpkin barrel aged and Bourbon Cinnamon Barrel aged flavors. Handcrafted gifts made from Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.

Kids Grow KY: Setup outside Canoe KY.

La Fiesta Grande: Sangria-margarita or any flavor margarita $3.99 *tortilla soup $5.75 Try our New Dishes: Tacos barbacoa, Mole poblano, 3’milk cake

The Light Clinic: Open House, 6:00-8:00 pm. Rare tea tasting and tea and teaware sale, all 25% off.

M.A. Selbert Jewelry Store: Offering the widest arrangement of Christmas gifts from teachers to loved ones. Discounts on selected jewelry and Christmas merchandise, giveaways, and bourbon balls (while supplies last)! Bring the children by to see Sassy, the living Christmas Tree.

The Milam House: Celebrating their 11th Anniversary! Showcasing the best of Christmas and beautiful floral arrangements by head designer Ben Lee. Refreshments served.

Old Governor’s Mansion: Open for tours! (First floor only) 5:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy a little bit of Kentucky history and a lot of Christmas beauty!

Paul Sawyier Public Library: Birthday party from 5:00-7:30 pm. The Friends of the Library will be celebrating the opening of the Lilian Lindsey during Candlelight TEN years ago. In the Bookstore, the Friends will have a silent auction and a special sale on all items except he Book Lover Calendars. Enjoy Music for the Season – and more!- with Don and Sylvia Coffey and refreshments in the Community Room. Drawings every 30 minutes for ten dollar bookstore certificates.

Poor Richard’s Books: Featuring Jennifer Sierra whose children’s book is Merry Christmas Ya’ll! This colorful title also illustrated by Sierra is filled with references to places throughout Kentucky with a sweet reference to needing coal from eastern Kentucky for a certain little rascal.

Roger Barkley Jr: Mercy Road Recording Artist will be at the Commonwealth Credit Union from 5:00-8:00 pm. Bringing you sounds of the season. (Brought to you by Leestown Gospel Church, Triple Crown Cowboy Church, Redemption Road Cowboy Church, Measure of Hope Ministries)

Simply Garden: Serving refreshments, Candlelight specials offered for Candlelight weekend only.

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History: The Kentucky Historical Society kicks off the holiday season with music by the Lexington Singers and Capital City Chorale, 7:30 pm. Kids activities and the opening of the Holiday Train Display. FREE admission. 5:00-9:00 pm. Enjoy special sales and extended gift shop hours at the 1792 Store.

Weekday Community Preschool: Open House, 5:00-7:00 pm. (Housed inside the First Presbyterian Church at 418 W Main St.)

 

Friday Night, November 11th

Family Friendly Fun Night –

  • Santa, local children performances at The Lancaster, 5:30-8:00p.m.  (310 Wapping St.)
  • Horse Carriage Rides, sponsored by The State Journal and Franklin County Farm Bureau, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Leaving from Ann Street

 

American Red Cross: Open for blood collections, 8:30 am – 2:00 pm. Kick off the holiday season by saving a life!

B’s Bakery: Offering Holiday Donuts and Treats as well as Paninis for dinner. 5:00-8:00 pm.

Broadway Clay: Paint your own ornament: $5. Slab Christmas Tree: $20. Vintage Christmas Tree: $40. Stop by anytime to complete these projects! Clearance sale all weekend.

Capital Cellars: Complimentary wine tasting, 5:00-8:00 pm and dinner specials. Kenny’s cheese sampling.

Completely Kentucky: Featuring Kentucky Proud food tastings, special artist exhibits, gift certificate drawings, kids activities and donation drawings during the cocktail stroll. Something for everyone and gift wrap is always free! www.completelykentucky.com

Canoe Kentucky: Offering free s’mores. Everything in the shop will be discounted and open registration for 2017 Summer Camp Series. Kids Grow KY setup outside.

Capital Gallery: Featuring original fine art by Kentucky artists. Estate works by James Robert Foose, Greg Seigel, Wallace Kelly, Vito Girone will be exhibited along with new work by Diane Tesler, Jude Clark, Bill Macintire and Ellen Glasgow, plus ceramics from Laura Ross and small weavings by Dobree Adams. Capital Gallery also has a full range of Larkspur Press books and broadsides. Capital Gallery is proud to be one of the original founders of Candlelight.

Church of the Ascension: CHILI SUPPER, 4:00-8:00 pm. Eat, rest and warm up in the parish hall. This popular annual fundraiser for the Ascension’s Men’s Club offers hearty chili to please everyone – hot or mild, meaty or vegetarian – along with hot dogs, drinks and homemade desserts. Info: www.ascensionfrankfort.org

First Baptist Church: at 201 St. Clair. Petting zoo, Live Nativity and fundraiser for Heifer International. 5:30-8:00 pm.

First Christian Church: Bean Soup Supper, 5:00-7:00 pm with any donations going to the United Way. Silent Auction items to benefit Relay for Life.

Franklin County Women & Family Shelter: 314 St. Clair St, 5:00-9:00 pm.  Art Exhibit and Fundraiser. Raising awareness for 2016 National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, featuring photography by Kristen Branham, KSU Studio Art Senior.

Gibby’s: Serving 12 ounce slow roasted prime rib dinner with choice of two sides and garlic bread, $23.99. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and the Franklin County Humane Society will be giving away hot chocolate and chances to win gift cards. 10% of all Gibby’s gift cards sold throughout Candlelight weekend will be donated to the Franklin County Humane Society.

Kentucky Harvest House: Pictures with Frosty at 329 St. Clair. 5:00-9:00 pm.

Kentucky Knows: Serving fresh roasted, barrel aged coffee. Offering Kentucky Bourbon, Caramel Barrel aged, Bourbon Ball barrel aged, Pumpkin barrel aged and Bourbon Cinnamon Barrel aged flavors. Handcrafted gifts made from Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.

Kids Grow KY: Setup at Canoe KY

La Fiesta Grande: Sangria-margarita or any flavor margarita $3.99 *tortilla soup $5.75 Try our New Dishes: Tacos barbacoa, Mole poblano, 3’milk cake. Live music by Chris Fallis.

The Lancaster: Santa and local children performances.

  • Capital Day School choir.
  • Frankfort Christian Academy choir.
  • Frankfort School of Ballet performance, 6:30-8:00 pm

The Light Clinic: Open House, 6:00-8:00 pm. Rare tea tasting and tea and teaware sale, all 25% off.

M.A. Selbert Jewelry Store: Offering the widest arrangement of Christmas gifts from teachers to loved ones. Discounts on selected jewelry and Christmas merchandise, giveaways and bourbon balls (while supplies last)! Bring the children to see Sassy, the living Christmas Tree.

The Milam House: Celebrating their 11th Anniversary! Showcasing the best of Christmas and beautiful floral arrangements by head designer Ben Lee.

Old Governor’s Mansion: Open for tours! (First floor only) 5:00-8:00 pm. Enjoy a little bit of Kentucky history and a lot of Christmas beauty!

Poor Richard’s Books: Doug Dearinger will be present to sign his 2017 calendar of Elkhorn Creek. This calendar features stunning photographs of Doug’s favorite places along the creek, as well as the beauty of wildlife and plants that thrive throughout the seasons. Anyone who grew up along the creek or wishes they had will enjoy viewing every month in 2017.

Simply Garden: Serving refreshments, Candlelight special offered for Candlelight weekend only.

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History:  The Kentucky Historical Society presents, the Holiday Train Display. 5:00-9:00 pm. Regular admission applies. Enjoy special sales and extended hours at the 1792 Store gift shop.

Wildberry Urban: Vatter Building Open House,  6:00-9:00 pm with food, drinks and music. Come see what’s been going on at the historic Vatter Building (Old T-Boat Marine) and tour the downstairs commercial space and upstairs apartments!

 

Saturday, November 12th

Date Night –

  • The 5th Annual Candlelight Cocktail Stroll, 5:00-10:00p.m. Spend a lovely evening downtown enjoying special Candlelight Cocktails & Appetizers.
B’s Bakery: Offering Holiday Donuts and Treats. 5:30 am – 3:00 pm.

 

Broadway Clay: Throw your own (TYO), $5 from 11:00 am -5:00 pm. Paint your own ornament, $5, anytime today. Clearance sale all weekend.

Candlelight Stroll Participants Include: (Check back for more participants closer to date)
  • Bourbon on Main: Hand crafted holiday cocktails and Chef specials.
  • Capital Cellars: Cocktail specials and 3 types of homemade bourbon cream, sampling at the bar.
  • Gibby’s: $4 glasses of wine and $6 Bruschetta appetizers.
  • La Fiesta Grande: Bourbon specials. Bulleit, Ancient Age, Búfalo Trace, Four Roses, Bookers, Makers Mark, Basil Hayden’s.
  • The Lancaster: Featuring live music by the Handcar Prophets, 5:00-6:30 pm and The Killer Lips from 6:30-9:00 pm
  • Serafini: Serving appetizer specials and special cocktails.

Completely Kentucky: Featuring Kentucky Proud food tastings, special artist exhibits, gift certificate drawings, kids activities and donation drawings during the cocktail stroll. Something for everyone and gift wrap is always free! www.completelykentucky.com

Franklin County Women & Family Shelter: 314 St. Clair St, 10:00 am-9:00 pm.  Art Exhibit and Fundraiser. Raising awareness for 2016 National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, featuring photography by Kristen Branham, KSU Studio Art Senior.

Gibby’s: Homemade lasagna, garlic bread and house salad, $11.99. 10% of all Gibby’s gift cards sold throughout Candlelight weekend will be donated to the Franklin County Humane Society.

Kentucky Knows: Serving fresh roasted, barrel aged coffee. Offering Kentucky Bourbon, Caramel Barrel aged, Bourbon Ball barrel aged, Pumpkin barrel aged and Bourbon Cinnamon Barrel aged flavors. Handcrafted gifts made from Buffalo Trace Distillery Bourbon barrels.

La Fiesta Grande: La Fiesta Grande: Sangria-margarita or any flavor margarita $3.99 *tortilla soup $5.75 Try our New Dishes: Tacos barbacoa, Mole poblano, 3’milk cake.

Paul Sawyier Public Library: Sale and silent auction at the Lilian Lindsey Bookstore, 10:00 am-2:00 pm.

Thomas D Clark Center for Kentucky History: The Kentucky Historical Society presents Second Saturday Genealogy, Researching the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians. 10:30 am-1:00 pm. Registration strongly encouraged at 564-1792 ext 4460, but walk ins are welcome. Holiday History Train Display, 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Regular admission applies. Enjoy special sales at the 1792 Store gift shop.

Simply Garden: Candlelight special offered for Candlelight weekend only. 10:00 am – 5:00 pm.